Wiley Sanford Thornton

b. 1852, d. 26 March 1886
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     Wiley Sanford Thornton was born in 1852 in Russell County, Alabama.1 He married Mary Alice Owens, daughter of Thomas Jackson Owens and Celia Ann Alice Horn, in June 1874.1 He died on 26 March 1886.1 He was buried in Old Rehoboth Cemetery, near Young, Freestone County, Texas.1

Additional Data

Wiley S. and M. Allice Thornton appeared on the 1 June 1880 Federal Census of Rehoboth, Freestone County, Texas, enumerated 3 June 1880. Their children D. Luther, Walter and Charles were listed as living with them. Click to view image

Children of Wiley Sanford Thornton and Mary Alice Owens


  1. [S509] Various authors, comp., Horn Ancestors & Descendants of Elisha Thomas Horn of Zion Hill, Mississippi (n.p.: Unpublished, 1984), 53.
  2. [S526] Wiley Thornton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Freestone County, Texas, population schedule, Rehoboth, Precinct 4, enumeration district (ED) 54, sheet 530A-B/5-6, family 49; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1304.